August 20, 2010 5

front porch and patio…

By in Exterior, Front Porch, Patio

Thanks to Donald Murray II of Rockwalls & Creative Stonework in Hopkinton NY (315-842-6556) my front porch and patio has been completely rehabbed! Starting in November 2009 I had the bottom front steps rebuilt, then in April I had the top steps and railing supports redone and the patio cleaned and broken stones replaced. It came out beautifully and looks like new! It is a really nice place to do my grilling and sit out and relax at night.

Pardon the appearance of some of my plants, we had a freak hailstorm a few weeks ago that shredded a lot of them!

5 Responses to “front porch and patio…”

  1. Anna at D16 says:

    Wow, Adam, this is quite a transformation! I actually think it all looks better now that it’s had some time to “weather” for a while, and the more of a patina the stones gain, the nicer they’ll look. It must feel so satisfying to have the whole front area taken care of!

    And please, don’t apologize for your plant life. Everything looks so lush and pretty!

    • Adam says:

      Thank you! Yes, weathering some has really made the new stones blend in, my next spring it will be perfect! I’m glad to have this crossed off my list for a while.

  2. Anna at D16 says:

    p.s. Hooray for spending time in FRONT of your house. More people should use their front porches — it’s pro-community! 🙂

  3. It’s good that you’ve made the porch on top of your list as it is the part of your house welcoming the guests….and the plants don’t look bad to me.

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